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US Oregon Trail Half Dollar (Fakes are possible)  1926 to 1939
US Oregon Trail Half Dollar (Fakes are possible) 1926 to 1939

The Oregon Trail is a historic wagon route that runs for over two thousand miles, all the way from Independence, Missouri in the east to Oregon City, Oregon in the west. In the 1830s and 1840s it was the greatest east-west 'highway' of the United States.

This half-dollar was struck not only to commemorate the trail, but also those people who traveled on it. It was a dangerous journey which took weeks and weeks, and often many people would die of starvation and diseases before arriving to their intended destination.

The design has been widely praised, and better looking coins are prized by collectors. Values run something like:

worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $75
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $150

Some dates are scarcer than others. The value listed after the year and mint mark below is for a coin in average circulated condition.
1928 (no mint mark): $95 average circulated
1933D: $175
1934D: $100
1939 (any or no mint mark): $180

There are also reproductions (read: fakes) of these coins out there. Be sure to only deal with people you know and trust when it comes to valuable coins.

Damaged coins are worth a few dollars. Please read our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret the catalog values used on this page.

Coin: 16902 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Lauryn wight, Fri, 18-Apr-2014 04:09:13 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 26-Apr-2014 01:51:43 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 06-Apr-2016 14:03:01 GMT
Requester description: 1926 Oregon trail memorial from 1926 on front there is and indian and on the back there's a wagon with cattle pulling it with a sun rising in the background
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